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Box Canyon and Coke Ovens near Florence
Access: Take US 60 east to Florence Jct., then SR 79 south to Price Rd. (roughly 16 miles). Price Rd. is just north of the Gila River crossing. Go east on Price Rd. (dirt road) approximately 10 miles to a fork in the road, continue left leaving the railroad tracks.
Route: Shortly after entering Box Canyon you will need a 4x4. To Martinez Mine, about 1 hour. To Coke Ovens, 2 hours. Jeep trail into Coke Ovens is very scenic. This trip is a full day.
Rating: Rough to extreme. Worthy trip with right vehicle. Experienced drivers a must. 4x4 ONLY. Do trip in a caravan with no less than three vehicles-preferably five. Not recommended for newer SUV's.
Warning: Be very cognizant of the weather conditions up the watershed. Do not attempt after or during rain storms. Being caught unaware in Box Canyon will have dire consequences. Be prepared!
Bureau of Land Management
Phoenix Office: 602-780-8090
Arizona Department of Transportation
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